Category Archives: 1960-1931

Deputy Sheriff George A. Hart

Details:Deputy Sheriff George A. HartClark County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, November 12, 1957Biographical Information:Age: 40Tour of Duty: 1 year, 3 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: AssaultDate of Incident: Tuesday, October 25, 1957Weapon Used: PersonSuspect Info: Acquitted  Deputy Hart succumbed to injuries received when he was struck in the stomach by a prisoner while booking the man into […]

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Patrolman Edward Frank Meagher

Details:Patrolman Edward Frank MeagherHenderson Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Tuesday, March 11, 1956Biographical Information:Age: 35Tour of Duty: 2 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Tuesday, March 13, 1956Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Patrolman Meagher was killed in an automobile accident while driving a new city fire truck to a report of a fire. The fire […]

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Officer Wilbur E. McGee

Details:Officer Wilbur E. McGeeLas Vegas Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, November 11, 1955Biographical Information:Age: 33Tour of Duty: 1 year, 4 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, November 11, 1955Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Paroled in 1975  Officer McGee was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for burglary of cash, a pellet gun, and a .22 caliber […]

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Sergeant Robert F. Dula Jr.

Details:Sergeant Robert F. Dula Jr.Las Vegas Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, April 8, 1955Biographical Information:Age: 26Tour of Duty: 3 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Motorcycle accidentDate of Incident: Friday, April 8, 1955Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Sergeant Dula was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by another car while responding to a call. The call involved teenagers […]

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Deputy Sheriff William B. (Bill) Neill

Details:Deputy Sheriff William B. (Bill) NeillWhite Pine County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, March 30, 1955Biographical Information:Age: 49Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Wednesday, March 30, 1955Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Neill was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 50 while returning to Ely while on patrol. The driver of […]

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Correctional Officer George E. Miller

Details:Correctional Officer George E. MillerNevada State PrisonEnd of Watch: Friday, September 17, 1954Biographical Information:Age: 59Tour of Duty: 1 year, 6 monthsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Gunfire (accidental)Date of Incident: Friday, September 17, 1954Weapon Used: Officer’s rifleSuspect Info: Apprehended  Officer Miller was shot and killed during a prison break from the Nevada State Prison in Carson City. Two high-risk suspects […]

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Deputy Sheriff William Maroon

Details:Deputy Sheriff William MaroonNye County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Saturday, June 28, 1952Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, June 28, 1952Weapon Used: Officer’s handgunSuspect Info: Died in prison  Deputy Maroon was shot and killed during an escape from the Nye County Jail.  He was preparing to serve a […]

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Deputy Sheriff Winnie Austin Hansen

Details:Deputy Sheriff Winnie Austin HansenClark County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, December 26, 1950Biographical Information:Age: 56Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Struck by vehicleDate of Incident: Tuesday, December 26, 1950Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Hansen was struck and killed by a vehicle while checking on a disabled vehicle. He was standing at the […]

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Officer Vernon B. Carvin

Details:Officer Vernon B. CarvinCarson City Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Monday, October 31, 1949Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: October 31, 1949Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Incident information: Officer Carvin and Officer Elmer Tripp had arrested a combative person and were attempting to place the arrestee into a cell at […]

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Deputy Sheriff Hugh James Gallagher Sr.

Details:Deputy Sheriff Hugh James Gallagher Sr.Storey County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Friday, April 30, 1948Biographical Information:Age: 67Tour of Duty: 1 yearBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Heart attackDate of Incident: Friday, April 30, 1948Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Deputy Hugh Gallagher suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a on foot to a prowler call three blocks from […]

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Sergeant George Chandler

Details:Sergeant George ChandlerNevada State PoliceEnd of Watch: Saturday, January 31, 1948Biographical Information:Age: 41Tour of Duty: 3 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Saturday, January 31, 1948Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Sergeant Chandler was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was broadsided by a passenger bus as he made a U-turn on […]

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Detective Sergeant Allen A. Glass

Details:Detective Sergeant Allen A. GlassReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1947Biographical Information:Age: 36Tour of Duty: 3 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, November 8, 1947Weapon Used: Handgun, .38 caliberSuspect Info: Executed in 1949  Sergeant Glass and Captain LeRoy Geach were shot and killed while attempting to question a burglary suspect in a […]

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Detective Captain LeRoy Joseph Geach

Details:Detective Captain LeRoy Joseph GeachReno Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Saturday, November 8, 1947Biographical Information:Age: 56Tour of Duty: 12 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Saturday, November 8, 1947Weapon Used: Handgun, .38 caliberSuspect Info: Executed in 1949  Captain Geach and Sergeant Allen Glass were shot and killed while attempting to question a burglary suspect in a hotel […]

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Deputy Sheriff Jacob Earl Griffith

Details:Deputy Sheriff Jacob Earl GriffithWashoe County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 1947Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Thursday, May 1, 1947Location: CaliforniaWeapon Used: Gun, unknown typeSuspect Info: Sentenced to life  Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Griffith was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped to investigate a […]

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Deputy Sheriff Jack David London

Details:Deputy Sheriff Jack David LondonClark County Sheriff’s Office (Now Las Vegas Metro)End of Watch: May 17, 1943Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Vehicle accidentDate of Incident: May 17, 1943Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: N/A  Deputy London and his partner Deputy Lynn McKnight was stopped along the Boulder Highway near the small community of Whitney. […]

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Constable Adolph H. (Dolph) Berning

Details:Constable Adolph H. (Dolph) BerningCarlin Police DepartmentEnd of Watch: Friday, August 20, 1943Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Friday, August 20, 1943Weapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Executed in 1944  Constable Berning was shot and killed after stopping a stolen car on Highway 40. He had been notified that the car had […]

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Private Frank John McManus

Details:Private Frank John McManusNevada State PoliceEnd of Watch: Saturday, April 19, 1941Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: 1 yearBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Saturday, April 19, 1941Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Private Frank McManus was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to overtake a tractor trailer on US Highway 93 near McGill, Nevada.   His […]

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Deputy Sheriff Clifford Drietzler

Details:Deputy Sheriff Clifford DrietzlerWhite Pine County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1941Biographical Information:Age: UnknownTour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, November 5, 1941Weapon Used: Officer’s handgunSuspect Info: Paroled after 20 years  Deputy Drietzler was shot and killed with his own weapon service revolver while checking on a suspicious car that […]

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Sheriff James Rattazzi

Details:Sheriff James RattazziEureka County Sheriff’s OfficeEnd of Watch: Tuesday, December 6, 1938Biographical Information:Age: 42Tour of Duty: 12 yearsBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: Automobile accidentDate of Incident: Tuesday, December 6, 1938Weapon Used: N/ASuspect Info: Unknown  Sheriff Rattazzi was killed in an automobile accident while returning to Eureka after going to Palisade on business. The accident occurred one mile north of Eureka.Sheriff […]

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Special Officer Jose Sancedo

Details:Special Officer Jose SancedoSouthern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad PoliceEnd of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1937Biographical Information:Age: 38Tour of Duty: UnknownBadge Number: UnknownIncident Details:Cause of Death: GunfireDate of Incident: Wednesday, August 11, 1937Location: Palisades, NevadaWeapon Used: HandgunSuspect Info: Three suspects, one convicted  Special Officer Jose Sancedo was shot and killed in the Southern Pacific rail yards in Palisades, Nevada, when […]

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